Many of you have voiced that you forget to check out LOTRO.COM's news updates. I am one of those people!
So I am starting this thread where anyone is welcome to add a reminder when a LOTRO Beacon is released, an official Update Notes is released, or even summarize your own updates so that folks don't have to go to the external website.
Thank you to those who frequently share in our Kin Discord channel! That is where I get the majority of my LOTRO news
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Well folks - Mordor pre-release is upon us. The emotions are strong, as prices are high. You can still get Mordor with Lotro Points (2500) if you want to forego the pre-release perks. All information can be found here:
The Mordor Instance and Raid cluster(s) that are going to be release after the initial Mordor launch are included with the x-pack (dot updates).
Euro and Pound purchases should become available again soon, market tech issue
The level boost item will populate onto the first character that is logged in after the x-pack is released (one per account). It can be moved via your shared bank. Just be sure to log in on the correct server first.
The level boost (and other items) is only a bonus for the LOTRO Market bundle purchase ($40 or more tiers). The LP purchase of the pack will not include this boost (but may become available as a separate purchase).
The release date was reconfirmed as July 31st (unless something goes very wrong). It was also confirmed that July 31st is both Harry Potter's and the Community Manager's (Jerry) birthday.
Character model revamps for Elves and Humans are still on track for Update 21, Dwarves and Hobbits to follow late when ready.
As is the norm, the Epic (the fate of the ring) will be accessible without having to purchase the x-pack. However, the Black Book of Mordor is not free and unlocked via the X-pack. The one purchase will also unlock the future chapters of this new book.
Work on the 64-bit client is still underway. No ETA yet.
For people missing their Arias of the Valar: The Aria of the Valar will be delivered to the first character you log into that has the Novice characteristic after logging in today. Please make sure you log into the server you intend to use the Aria of the Valar on. The Aria of the Valar is Bound to Account until opened, at which point the item becomes Bound to Character.